In fall, Reloop released the Tape 2 portable recorder, a convenient solution for DJs looking to record their mixes. The upgraded version of the original Tape boasts up to six hours of recording time and offers high-quality sound in either WAV or MP3 formats.
Watch Mo’s recap above.
Mojaxx‘s MacBook Pro is old and needs replacing, but the new models are very expensive. He doesn’t want to spend that much money on a laptop that will only be used for DJing.
So, Mo has been researching Windows devices instead, which he admits is a scary idea. “I’ve been a Mac user for over a decade,” Mo says. “I haven’t had a Windows machine since the Windows XP days. So it really is a bit terrifying for me to make that switch.”
Have you switched from Mac to Windows? Share your advice in the comments section below.
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DJ Tech’s Handy Kutz isn’t a traditional DJ mixer; it’s a tool for turntablists with portablists in mind.
A two-channel device, the Handy Kutz is equipped with a mini Innofader Pro and internal battery for true on-the-go use.
Watch Mojaxx‘s review above.
A year ago, Mojaxx reviewed Jico’s replacement needles for Shure’s M44-7 and M44G cartridges. He found that they were good alternatives to the original styli, but they weren’t essential because the originals were still available.
However, that changed in May when Shure announced that it was discontinuing its entire range of phono products. Now, with the new-found need for replacements, Mo takes another look at Jico’s styli.
Watch above on this week’s Tips and Tricks.
This week’s Tips and Tricks is the 200th episode of the series (and the last of 2018), so Mojaxx is feeling nostalgic. To celebrate, Mo went through his retro DJ mixer collection, which includes classics from Technics, Vestax, and Gemini.
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“… it just distills everything I love about portablism into one little fader.”
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This week’s news about Algoriddim’s new djay iOS app generated a lot of attention on DJcity. Now, DJcityTV’s Mojaxx has taken a “first look” at the app for a special episode of Tips and Tricks. Watch above.
After years of not releasing any DJ equipment, Native Instruments returned to the game in October and unveiled its Traktor Pro 3 software. It also announced two updated controllers: the Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4.
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